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New York Times, Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Author:
Jerry E. Rosman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jerry E. Rosman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FKQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Rosman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 21,687 )
Across
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Tree trunk : BOLE
5
Some HDTVs : RCAS
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Heartbreaker who's "back in town" in a 1980 Carly Simon hit : JESSE
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Feature of mesh fabrics : OPENWEAVE
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The Carolinas, e.g., to the French : ETATS
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Debugs computer programs, e.g. : CATCHESGLITCHES
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Two of racing's Unsers : ALS
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Neighbor of B.C. : ALB
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San ___, Marin County : ANSELMO
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Bird feeder fill : SUET
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Responds to rashes : SCRATCHESITCHES
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Like Papa Bear's porridge : TOOHOT
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Collect splinters, so to speak : SIT
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Tuskegee's locale: Abbr. : ALA
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Nutmeg State sch. : UCONN
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Ore suffix : ITE
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"What ___" ("Ho-hum") : ADRAG
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Rap sheet entries, for short : MOS
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Record label owned by Sony : ARISTA
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Does some mending : PATCHESBRITCHES
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Cellular construction : HIVE
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Overlook : OMIT
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One of the Leeward Islands : ANTIGUA
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Hesitant sounds : UHS
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Mexicali Mrs. : SRA
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Lines up the sewing : MATCHESSTITCHES
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Coral creation : ATOLL
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Blood type historically considered the universal donor : ONEGATIVE
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Only beardless Disney dwarf : DOPEY
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Have a knish, say : NOSH
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Orbiting telescope launcher : NASA
Down
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Florida city, for short : BOCA
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Australian gem : OPAL
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"Sure, why not?!" : LETS
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Business letter abbr. : ENC
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Return to one's seat? : REELECT
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Quarter of Algiers : CASBAH
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Batter's fig. : AVG
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Ethiopia's Haile ___ : SELASSIE
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Glitterati : JETSET
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Blah, blah, blah, for short : ETCETC
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Satirist Mort : SAHL
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Skier's turn : STEM
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Gas brand in Canada : ESSO
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Prestigious business school : WHARTON
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Umiak passenger : INUIT
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Road, in the Rheinland : BAHN
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Speech spot : STUMP
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Tiramisu topper : COCOA
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Place to rule : ROOST
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Business sign abbr. : ESTAB
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Like Siberian winters : HARSH
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Give a lift : ELATE
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Long tales : SAGAS
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What oysters "R" during "R" months : INSEASON
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Da Vinci or Michelangelo, to Romans : ARTISTA
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Wordsmith's ref. : DICT
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Florenz Ziegfeld offering : REVUE
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Set a lofty goal : AIMHIGH
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Raw material for Wrigley's, once : CHICLE
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To a great degree : HIGHLY
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MapQuest offerings : ROUTES
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Make ___ dash : AMAD
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Brussels-based alliance : NATO
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'Vette roof option : TTOP
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Islamic sect : SHIA
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Amps up : REVS
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On the main : ASEA
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___-Cat (winter vehicle) : SNO
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Doz. eggs, commonly : CTN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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